Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 lives in some people for at least eight days after symptoms develop

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE203
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the eight-day prolongation of swine flu virus after the development of symptoms as revealed in the research by Dr. Guy Boivin of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec and Dr. Gaston De Serres of Quebec's Public Health Institute. The study reveals that majority of the respondents are still contagious of the disease and that they can still transmit the disease despite days after fever breaks. Moreover, they notes on its implication to schooldays and workdays.


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